“DOORS” AND OTHER POEMS

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Closed doors!
They say to me- “you are not welcome.”
Knock knock; will you let me in?
“No; you’re not one of us!”

Closed doors are all I see
It’s like a curse on which spell I’m on
Why does it have to be this hard?
*KNOCKS… Please let me in!

The replies are just the same [always]
It’s sad to be rejected
Rejected by those you want; need
A dangerous plight for a creative mind…

Why does it have to be so difficult?
Why doesn’t breakthrough come easily?
Why the FUCKING door closed right up in my face?
And why the hell are they so scared?

 

CONSCIENCE

Ignore me
Pretend I do not exist
You may wish me away
But with you I will stay

You are my abode
And I am your essence
Your basic humanity you cannot avoid
And for eternity I shall be your judge

Conscience, that’s my name
Nemesis…so you perceive of me
But why do we disagree?
Because your ways are perverted!

I seek your good
The bad I eschew
We should be friends
But to evil you prefer

I am relentless
I am patient
And why my persistence?
Because you are my precious

So ignore me
Despise me you will
But no matter what you do
I shall be here to judge

 

DISMAY

The hope we seek
The Illusion we get
A never-ending circle
Such is the human plight

Billions of years we’ve lived
Thousands of things we’ve known
Why do we fail and despair?
Such is the way of life!

Many could be saved; life is precious
Opportunities abound; wealth to go around…
But the never-ending vicious circle
Such is caused by human greed

Who could save us?
Who has failed us?
Can we be saved?
This is human dismay!

~Emmanuel Benson

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